Obama Drops By The County Fair

Aug 17, 2011 2:00pm

ABC News’ Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) Reports:

ATKINSON, ILLINOIS — President Obama is spending the last day of his Midwest bus tour in Illinois, the state that launched his political career. This morning, on his way to the first of two town halls that he will participate in today, the president made a detour to visit the Whiteside County Fair in Morrison, Ill.

After greeting some of the people visiting the fair, the president stopped by the dairy cow contest. “I’m probably not the guy to judge this stuff,” Obama said, acknowledging his lack of bovine expertise. “I didn’t mean to cause such a fuss,” he added, after clearly having disrupted the festivities.

Obama then posed for pictures and worked the ropeline, signing autographs as he went along. “I don't want to see any of these on E-Bay,” he joked.

The president is now in Atkinson, Ill., hosting his first town hall.

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